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    Talking Paedophile Jailed After Sky News Sting

    A youth consultant caught by a Sky News investigation grooming children on the internet for sex has been jailed for 21 months.


    Simon Beard, 56, was convicted of grooming a minor for sex, indecent exposure and attempting to incite a minor to commit a sexual act, as a result of Sky's probe.
    For six weeks, Beard was watched cruising website chat rooms and engaging teenagers in sexually-explicit conversation.
    He began an online relationship with a 13-year-old girl called "Amy" without realising he was talking to undercover reporters.


    Beard exposed himself on webcam and asked Amy to do the same.
    In recorded conversations, he asked her to perform a sex act and asked if she was ready to lose her virginity. He also warned her not to tell anyone as he could go to prison if he was caught.
    Beard went on to ask Amy to confirm she was not part of a police operation to trap paedophiles and that her mother would not be home if they met.
    He was then followed from his home in Northamptonshire to an arranged meeting at Gunnersbury Tube station in west London, on April 29, where he was confronted by Sky journalists.
    Beard later told Sky that the underage girls he had met on the internet were mature enough to give consent for sex.
    But he also admitted that in the eyes of the law, his actions were illegal.



    Beard moments before he was confronted by a Sky News reporter

    Beard, before sentencing at London's Southwark Crown Court, said in a statement: "I'm glad I was caught by this undercover investigation before I could cause any harm to a real teenager."
    Jailing the pervert, Judge Anthony Leonard QC said: "While I have reservations about the appropriateness of such sting operations, it has exposed you as someone looking for young girls for your own sexual gratification."
    In his work as a youth consultant, Beard advised teenagers on contraception and ran courses for other consultants working on teenage sexual development.
    Shocked residents in the village of Little Harrowden where Beard lived with his wife, described how detectives swooped on his home the night the programme was broadcast.
    In an earlier hearing, Beard pleaded not guilty to a further charge of possessing 86 indecent images of children - including some at level 4. The charge was left to lie on file.


    Paedophile Simon Beard Sentenced For Grooming A Minor For Sex Over The Internet | UK News | Sky News


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    Lots of sickos out there. I monitor my kids' Facebook and e-mails frequently - and if that violates their privacy, tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    While I have reservations about the appropriateness of such sting operations
    I would like to know what his reservations are, unless he means that it should be handled by the police and not journalists.
    Seems to me Beard was caught red handed

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    When I was a police officer in America in the 1970's, we used to go out in plain clothes and walk around the schools in the morning. It was very common to find men in cars masturbating while watching the children walk to school. Yes, they are sick.

    It was common to the point that you brought one in the station and the watch commander was drinking his coffee, he might ask you out of curiosity what you arrested at 0800 on a weekday morning, but the answer would not be surprising at all and would not justify disturbing his crossword and coffee to take a look.

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    I wonder if he's delusional enough to think that these girls would actually be attracted to him... I mean jesus, what 13 year old (or any age for that matter) would find him sexy and want to get intimate with him? gross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Lots of sickos out there. I monitor my kids' Facebook and e-mails frequently - and if that violates their privacy, tough.
    and should the "sicko" be an underage guy too, what would you do ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGoodhead View Post
    I wonder if he's delusional enough to think that these girls would actually be attracted to him... I mean jesus, what 13 year old (or any age for that matter) would find him sexy and want to get intimate with him? gross.
    c'mon, Holly, don't you women always say that's not beauty what counts ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    Beard, before sentencing at London's Southwark Crown Court, said in a statement: "I'm glad I was caught by this undercover investigation before I could cause any harm to a real teenager."
    Reminds me of Galilei and the Inquisition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    I monitor my kids' Facebook and e-mails frequently - and if that violates their privacy, tough.
    Let my kids have msn. Wont let them join a social network site. They are going to be 13 in October. MSN and their own netbook is enough. I dont censor them at all, I trust them implicitly, but I dont want them exposed to the filth on the net.

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    In Malaysia I read that almost 80% of kids have had a negative online experience
    59% have been chatted up by men wanting a date
    Monitor your kids online experience

    they aren't the sickos!

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    Beard moments before he was confronted by a Sky News reporter


    I reckon there is something wrong with bald guys who go for the long hair at the back look. I think they should be all rounded up and given a short, back and sides

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    I trust them implicitly, but I dont want them exposed to the filth on the net.
    Don't leave your computer logged on to TD then.

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    A question for you good people out there.

    As an aspiring journo, I go on line seeking a story, any story. Something to get me in the headlines.

    I hit all the message banks, the forums, the face book thing's.

    Slowly, but surely I, the aspiring journalist, narrow down a few candidates.

    Now remember, I'm looking for a score here.

    A career boost.

    I want a head line.

    I want to work for the Sun.

    I need a name and, preferably a face.

    Hi baby etc etc etc

    You respond, cos you're bored on the net.

    Don't pretend you've never surfed the net when bored.

    Any man who says he's not surfed porn on the net is a liar.

    Anyway,

    I look I search, I present a character.

    Ageless, yet curious.

    Sublime but sensible.

    Literate but............... little.

    I proceed.

    I entrap.

    BUT

    It's a cop in New York, Amsterdam, London or Serramazzoni.

    And I'm busted.

    Is that fair?

    Don't misunderstand me.

    I'd incarcerate all child molesters for ever.

    My point is, simply, it's become an absurd game of who blames wins.

    There doesn't seem to be any sense or logic in life in the Western World anymore.

    I'm glad I don't live in it.


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    ^
    Iím as confused as a baby in a topless bar.

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    JJ. Point taken. However, I believe this guy crossed the line when it went from on-line chat to seeking out, and making, a personal meeting on the outside with what he thought was a kid.

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    Simple castrate then lock him out and throw away the key

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    picture taken just before he was confronted, would love to see a picture of his ugley mug minuets later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    It's a cop in New York, Amsterdam, London or Serramazzoni.
    And I'm busted.
    Is that fair?
    Yes!


    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    JJ. Point taken. However, I believe this guy crossed the line when it went from on-line chat to seeking out, and making, a personal meeting on the outside with what he thought was a kid.
    Agree. Greened.

    But he crossed the line earlier than that.

    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    Beard exposed himself on webcam and asked Amy to do the same.
    In recorded conversations, he asked her to perform a sex act and asked if she was ready to lose her virginity. He also warned her not to tell anyone as he could go to prison if he was caught.
    He not only crossed the line there, he was aware of it.

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    He's scum, he should be burned on a cross.

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    Entrapment?

    Gutter Press Exposure?

    Call it what you like, whilst we may disagree with he methods employed in exposing Beard I am sure non of us will disagree with the principles behind such tactics.

    He used the internet as a tool of manipulation to fulfill his desires, and the internet also became his downfall.

    Live by the sword ... Die by the sword
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    What kind of pencil shall I use? 2B or not 2B?

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    The cretin, a supposed trustworthy youth consultant, knew what he was doing was wrong, got busted, announced he was glad he has been taken off the streets before he hurt a minor........................................

    Who gives a fvck who exposed the animal?.........I take my hat off to the people who set up the sting.

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    Kind of has that Garry Glitter loook about him don't you think...

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    ^Yep. Creepy looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickda View Post
    Simple castrate then lock him out and throw away the key
    Give them a chance!

    One nut for the first offence.

    The other for repeat offenders.

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    ^They can do it chemically now. There really is no reason why it should not be done to people, it's not a case of 'cutting balls off', a simple course of injections does it.

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